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August 24, 2009

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Vol 7 No 10

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No to unwarranted propaganda and provocation by the SLPP




Written by Khadija Sesay   

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Fear and chaos are slowly returning to our country. Perputuated by those who once again refused to accept defeat and embraced developement in our nation ,the SLPP in its bid to controle every aspect of our lives are now seeking to fill our thoughts with fear and discuragement.

In September 2007,as it has always been in a Democrartic system of government, we the people of Sierra Leone clearly spoke in the ballot box.Between the two major political parties,we chosed the one we prefered to rebuild our nation and hold the peace in Sierra Leone.11 years ago,the country faced the worst form of expltation and poverty.Since independente in 1961,through those years, we learned from experience what it takes to provide solid foundation for making real improvements towards change in our country.

As easily as we can choose to revolt at the time,we preferred to be peaceful ,patient and showed understanding.We look beyond those who argued for defeat and continued the path to victory. Whatever the situation was in the nation,we the citizens chose a positive way forward.Insted of underminding the Government whicgh could have been a receipt for unrest in the country,we challanged our energy into more valable and productive pursuits.We collectively embrased tolerance and acceptance with a defiend goal in the name of peace.

However, we knew we needed a change and we refused to make ourselves victim; so we preferred to be firmly in control of our lives with faith and hope.In the general Elections,we the people took action to make the change happen by overwheminlgy voting to give the party in governance a chance to rebuild our poorest nation,One of the most corrupt countries on earth , acording to the United Nations development index.

Fellow Sierra Leoneans,we must not allow the games and devillish activities of the SLPP to take us back and treat us as second class citizens.We the people have the right to pick our leaders and for now we collectively chose the APC to govern us in peace.We will surly not allow outside events to control our attitudes and our dream for Sierra Leone.We will continue to give our attention and energy to this administration for a positive direction and for development of our country.

Certianly, there are difficulties and obstacles perpetuated by the SLPP to deviate the party in governance from fulfilling their obligations to the nation.We say this time no to the disturbance ,to peace in the country through unwarranted propaganda and violence. We are committed to peace and development ; we did what was right in the ballot box for our country ; it was not only a reaction to the way we had been treated the years,rather,it was an expression of our commitment to the way we chose for things to be at this point.

Dear SLPP,we the people of Sierra Leone are now saying loud and clear 'no to the bullet but yes to the ballot box in 2012' .

By Khadija


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